Marti Louw first made a splash in the Pittsburgh learning scene with “How People Make Things”. Based on the Fred Rogers series of videos with the same name, the traveling exhibit for The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh gives children a hands-on understanding of manufacturing and how everyday objects are made. Although the exhibition has traveled the nation, its home in Pittsburgh makes perfect sense given our city’s history.
With a recent grant from the NSF’s Informal Science Education program, she’s leading an effort with CMU’s Create Lab and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History to develop three demonstration projects that use gigapixel image technology to create participatory kinds of science learning experiences with children and people of all ages in galleries, public spaces and online. Through her work, Marti hopes to capture and connect the diverse resources of the Pittsburgh region, to building a stronger and more inclusive learning ecology which encourages youth to find new interests and develop passions.
Marti is a member of the Remake Learning Council.